RALEIGH, N.C. (February 3, 2014) – Held at the Raleigh Convention Center, the East Coast Game Conference (ECGC) is the leading forum for game industry professionals on the East Coast to share expertise, network, and build careers. Companies both big and small with ties to interactive entertainment continue to gather in the Triangle, a gaming hub both for North Carolina and the East Coast overall. ECGC’s goal is to provide a yearly opportunity for market leaders, starting developers, and everyone in-between to engage, connect, and look to the future of the industry. The program features panels and lectures by game industry experts covering a wide variety of topics, as well as an Expo, Career Lounge and social events. http://www.ecgconf.com/
ECGC - first announced keynote:
Ken Rolston, Director of Design, Turbine/Warner Brothers, Boston Metro Area
Internationally Celebrated Game Designer Ken Rolston designed some Really Big tabletop and computer roleplaying games. Now he's very tired, so he just tricks everyone else into enjoying themselves while they do all his work. He's like Tom Sawyer. So he charges them an apple each for the privilege. At Turbine, Ken has the title of 'Director of Design'. His job description includes being a Visionary, Mentor, and Evangelist. He especially enjoys the Evangelist part.
Ken used to be the Executive Design Director and "Visionary" on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for Big Huge Games and 38 Studios. And Ken was formerly lead designer for Bethesda's award-winning The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
In a previous life, Ken was an award-winning designer of paper-and-pencil roleplaying games, including games and supplements for PARANOIA, RUNEQUEST, WARHAMMER FANTASY ROLEPLAY, AD&D, D&D, STAR WARS, GHOSTBUSTERS, and STORMBRINGER. And when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, Ken served as roleplaying director for West End Games, Games Workshop, and Avalon Hill Game Company.
Registration is now open for the best price register now: http://www.ecgconf.com/